Human Trafficking: Beyond Sex Trafficking
by Brooklyn Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
1 PM, March 25, 2009
Annual Freedom Network Conference
March 18-19, 2009
Freedom Network Principles
- All human beings have the right to live free from forced labor, slavery or servitude.
- All trafficked persons have rights, even if they are undocumented or hold false papers.
- All trafficked persons have the right to become empowered through the receipt of culturally-sensitive, victim centered services, support and training.
Members of the Freedom Network (USA) have provided services to trafficked persons in some of the major trafficking cases in the United States to date and have actively promoted a human rights response to trafficking worldwide and in the United States.
Former UN Diplomat Denied Immunity in Labor Lawsuit
AALDEF has succeeded in getting a federal judge to withhold diplomatic immunity so that a survivor of trafficking and former domestic employee can pursue a civil suit against her UN ambassador employer. Click Here to read “Former UN Diplomat Denied Immunity in Labor Lawsuit”
- Click Here to read NYATN member, AALDEF’s, press release about their success
- For information about trafficking and the law, you start by reading the federal law … William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008
2 PM, March 10, 2009
United Nations Church Center, 777 UN Plz, 44th St & 1st Ave, 2nd Fl
Women continue to have unequal access to paid work,
higher unemployment rates and lower earnings than men.
Women are also less likely to have decent work that protects
their basic labor rights and health. Further, while
women’s contribution to the productive economy increases,
they continue to provide the majority of work in the unpaid
care economy. These factors increase women and girls’
vulnerability to human trafficking by forcing them to make
unsafe decisions to earn a livelihood, increasing demand
for low-wage (to no-wage) domestic help, and limiting access
to collective actions that protect labor rights and safe
and healthy working conditions. This panel will discuss the
importance of addressing the need to protect women in all
labor sectors from trafficking, the links between domestic
work and human trafficking, the collaboration with worker’s
rights groups, and policy recommendations.